Summer of JavaScript: JS201, jQuery

Dev Bootcamp - 351 West Hubbard St. Suite 701 Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Wed, Jul 9, 2014, 6:00 PM (CDT)

About this event

In this evening workshop, we will introduce jQuery, the most popular JavaScript library for making webpages interactive. Just like with our one-day workshops, we'll have hands-on exercises throughout the night. This is intended to be a follow-up workshop for JS101, or for those already comfortable with JavaScript looking to expand their skills.

Cost: $30

Dates: Wednesday, July 9 from 6-9 PM

Location: Dev Bootcamp, 351 W Hubbard, Floor 7

A limited number of scholarships are available for those with a financial hardship. To apply, click here. Do not RSVP for the event. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is May 25. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students. 


Attendees should be comfortable with HTML5 and CSS3: specifically, you should understand the box model, floats, CSS resets, and HTML5 standards and tags. Additionally, you should be familiar with JavaScript syntax, data structures, conditionals, loops, and event handling.

You should have:

(a) taken Intro or Intermediate HTML/CSS through Girl Develop It, or

(b) built and managed websites on your own,

And also:

(a) taken JS101 through Girl Develop It (full 4-week series, or completed all exercises and homework for the self-paced workshop), or

(b) have completed a self-study JavaScript course, and are familiar with syntax, arrays, conditionals, for and while loops, and event handling.

If you need to brush up on your HTML and CSS, you can review The Beginner's Guide to HTML and CSS and The Advanced Guide to HTML and CSS (lessons 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, and 8).

Tech requirements:

• Your laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux are all okay). 

• A modern web browser - either Chrome or Firefox with Firebug installed. 

• A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 2 (free; available for both Mac and PC).

Topics covered:

• What is jQuery? What is a JavaScript library?

• Finding, creating, changing, and reading elements.

• Looping.

• Events, effects, and animation.

• Method chaining.

• An introduction to jQuery plugins.

Instructor: Lauren Scott

Lauren is a full-stack web developer, poet, Dev Bootcamp graduate, and general life enthusiast.  She loves programming because it combines her passion for creating things with her love of problem solving.  Girl Develop It gave her a safe space to throw herself whole-heartedly into web development, and she’s ready to pay it forward!  She’s passionate about teaching, learning, coding, feminism, tabletop RPGs and a good dumpling.

Hosted by: Dev Bootcamp

If you are interested in being a teaching assistant for this workshop, please contact Liz through Meetup or via email. TAing is a great way to practice what you know and to get to know members of our community.


Wednesday, Jul 9
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)


Dev Bootcamp
351 West Hubbard St. Suite 701 Chicago